Bernese mountain dog oregon

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a small breed, the result of a cross between a Newfoundland and a Swiss Mountain dog. The Bernese is one of the most popular of the non-sporting breeds, particularly in the U.S., and is also much admired throughout the world. This breed is known for its calm nature, intelligence, tenacity and devotion. The Bernese also has excellent working skills.

The Newfoundland, or Newfoundland Dog, is the only breed to have been recognized by the Kennel Club.

The breed was bred in the UK as the "Black and White Labrador Retriever" and was recognized by the Kennel Club in 1953. In 1962, it was renamed the Newfoundland Dog. The breed was then exported to North America in the 1960s and in the 1980s it was recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC).

History of the breed

The breed was originally called the "Blind Pup" and it was originally bred as a companion dog in Norway. For over six centuries, no puppies were born until the 18th century. In 1818, an American man named John Schuyler bred a pair of black and white puppies in New York. This was the first litter of Bernese Mountain dogs to be born in the United States and they are thus sometimes called the Schuyler Dogs.

In the early years of the 19th century, some pups were sent to the Englishman William Seymore in the US. In the next six years, William developed the Bernese in America. In 1821, William sent some of his pups to the New York General Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In 1822, the first Bernese Mountain Dog Club was formed in the US.

In 1844, the breed was exhibited for the first time at the American Kennel Club show in Madison Square Garden, New York. From this, they developed into the purebred dogs that are found today.


The Bernese Mountain dog is a large, powerful and sturdy dog. In fact, the American Kennel Club states that it is one of the strongest dogs. However, it is considered by many to be not very intelligent. Because of this, the AKC states that Bernese should not be kept as a pet as they are easily bored and will become destructive. It is a good companion dog, but can get overly affectionate to owners. The Kennel Club indicates that the breed is not suitable for children. However, it is an ideal pet dog for older people.

Height: 15–16 inches (40–41cm)

Weight: 44–100 pounds (20–45kg)

Life expectancy: 12–14 years


In order to diagnose the Bernese Mountain dog, radiography can be used. It is helpful in identifying various skeletal disorders. Radiography can also be used for other medical reasons. It is not painful and the animal should not be sedated. It is an important medical tool that can save time, money and help the animal.

See also

Golden Retriever


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